As a doctor with over 30 years of professional experience, lifelong professional training and extensive work abroad, I run a private practice and look forward to also improving your mobility through careful diagnoses, the use of state-of-the-art surgical methods or a prosthesis.


Privatklinik Ritzensee
Schmalenbergham 4
5760 Saalfelden

T: +43 6582794-530

Surgery hours

By arrangement




Hip pain, problems in the knee joint, ankle and tarsal joint reduce quality of life and are not just a constant, painful companion, but also unnecessary.

When coming to your personal appointment in my surgery, I will examine you thoroughly and precisely. I will gladly take the time to talk to you about your medical history – thus determining exactly from what your pain and problems result and whether surgery or a prosthesis are really necessary and sensible.

In addition to implantation of artificial joints (knee, hip, ankle), I specialise in foot surgery as my second specialist field. Numerous publications and lectures on this subject prove my credentials in this sub-specialisation.

In order to determine precisely what you need and provide detailed consultation, I look forward to welcoming personally you in my office soon!



  • Implantation of artificial joints (knee, hip, ankle)
  • Foot surgery


  • Diagnostic confirmation and treatment of chronic and degenerative conditions of the locomotory system nonsurgical and surgical
  • Surgical treatment of degenerative changes in joints (joint replacement in the knee, hip and ankle)
  • Diagnostic confirmation and treatment of foot conditions nonsurgical and surgical (Achilles’ tendon rupture, achillodynia, arthrosis of the talocrural and talotarsal joint, Charcot-arthropathy, diabetic ulcer, acquired flatfoot, Hallux valgus, Hallux rigidus, painful hammer toe, Morton’s neuroma, Plantare Fasziitis)
  • Hand surgery (carpal tunnel, trigger digit, Dupuytren’s contracture, rhizarthritis)
  • Hyaluronic acid infiltrations
  • Shock wave therapy
  • ACP-therapy



Academic career:

1972 – 1979: Medical studies at the University of Innsbruck
7 April 1979: Doctorate in general medicine
10 December 1985: Specialist in orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery
24 March 1990: Court-certified expert in orthopaedics
13 June 1996: Specialist in rheumatology
28 November 2000: Specialist in sports orthopaedics

Medical career:

1979 – 1981: Internship at the hospital in Zell am See
1981 – 1985: Training as a specialist in orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery at the Orthopaedic University Hospital of Innsbruck, Director Prof. R. Bauer
1985 – 1987: Senior physician for orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery at the Orthopaedic University Hospital of Innsbruck
1987 to present: Orthopaedic specialist practice in St. Johann/Tyrol
1987 – 1993: Consultant physician at the BKH St. Johann/Tyrol
1987 – 1991: Consultant physician at the Saalfelden Rehabilitation Centre 1989 – 1991: Consultant physician at the Ritzensee Sanatorium
1993 to present: Head of the orthopaedic department at the BKH St. Johann/Tyrol with 44 beds
1993 to present: Head of physiotherapy at the BKH St. Johann/Tyrol
2003 to present: Patronage for the specialist area of orthopaedics at the BKH Lienz

Specialist in orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery


Additional qualifications:

1990 – 1993: Training in manual therapy in Säter, Sweden, Isny/Neutrauchburg, Germany and Graz.

As an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon in our region, I specialise in the treatment of acute musculoskeletal injuries and their consequences. These include surgical and conservative treatment methods, up to and including joint replacement. Individually choosing the best treatment strategy for my patients, accompanying them during treatment and ultimately improving their quality of life are the cornerstones of my treatment strategy.


Privatklinik Ritzensee
Schmalenbergham 4
5760 Saalfelden

T: +43 6582 794 3013
T: +43 6582 794 3014


Surgery hours

By arrangement





  • Treatment of acute and chronic injuries
  • Wound care
  • Shock wave
  • Treatment of joint problems using ACP, hyaluronic acid or similar cartilage regeneration procedures
  • Endoprosthetic care of the hip and knee joint
  • Treatment of diseases of the foot such as hallux valgus or hallux rigidus, toe deformities



9/1994 – 6/2001
Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Faculty of Medicine Doctorate in General Medicine on 20.06.2001

Specialist training and activity:

04/2002 – 12/2008
Training as a specialist in trauma surgery and sports traumatology, Department of Trauma Surgery and Sports Traumatology at the Kardinal-Schwarzenberg Hospital Schwarzach under Dr F. Genelin

Since 01/2009
Specialist in trauma surgery

Since 02/2009
Licence to practise medicine by the Government of Upper Bavaria on 23.2.2009

04/2009 – 01/2013
Training as a specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery at Klinikum Rechts der Isar in Munich

Since 01/2013
Specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery

10/2013 to 10/2015
Specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery in private practice with inpatient treatment at a total of 3 locations (OCV Poing and Markt Schwaben)

to present – Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery Practice in Saalfelden

11/2015 to 12/2021
Deputy Medical Director of the Privatklinik Ritzensee in Saalfelden

From 01/2022
Medical Director of the Privatklinik Ritzensee


Additional training and stays abroad:

11/1996 – 12/1996
Internship at the Graz Children’s Surgical Hospital, Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Prof. Linhart

09/1997 – 10/1997
Internship at the Children’s Surgical Hospital Graz, Paediatric Surgery and Traumatology, Prof. Höllwarth

05/2000 – 07/2000
Internship abroad, Henderson Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton Arthroplasty Group, Dr J. de V. de Beer

11/2002 – 05/2003
Research Fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, USA under Prof. T.P. Sculco, focus on arthroplasty and revision arthroplasty



1: Gradl G, Postl LK, Lenze U, Stolberg-Stolberg J, Pohlig F, Rechl H, Schmitt-Sody M, von Eisenhart-Rothe R, Kirchhoff C. Long-term functional outcome and quality of life following rotationplasty for treatment of malignant tumors. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Sep 24;16(1):262. PubMed PMID: 26403306;

2: Postl LK, Gradl G, von Eisenhart-Rothe R, Toepfer A, Pohlig F, Burgkart R, Rechl H, Kirchhoff C. Management of musculoskeletal tumors during pregnancy: a retrospective study. BMC Womens Health. 2015 Jun 10;15:48. PubMed PMID: 26059904;

3: Harrasser N, Gradl G. [Mid-foot fractures of the chopart and lisfranc joint line]. MMW Fortschr Med. 2014 Apr 30;156(8):54-5. Review. German. PubMed PMID: 24851447.

4: Pilge H, Gradl G, von Eisenhart-Rothe R, Gollwitzer H. Incidence and outcome after infection of megaprostheses. Hip Int. 2012 Jul-Aug;22 Suppl 8:S83-90. doi: 10.5301/HIP.2012.9576. PubMed PMID: 22956377.

5: Lenze U, Kirchhoff C, Book K, Pohlig F, Gradl G, Rechl H, Herschbach P, von Eisenhart-Rothe R. [The role of psycho-oncology in orthopedic tumor centers]. Orthopade. 2012 Dec;41(12):958-65. doi: 10.1007/s00132-012-1981-0. German. PubMed PMID: 22914918.

6: Harrasser N, Liska F, Gradl G, von Eisenhart-Rothe R. [Periprosthetic joint infection: diagnosis and treatment]. MMW Fortschr Med. 2011 Nov 3;153(44):43-5. German. PubMed PMID: 22111173.

7: Gradl G, Horn C, Postl LK, Miethke T, Gollwitzer H. [Antibiotic prophylaxis in primary and revision hip arthroplasty: what is the evidence?]. Orthopade. 2011 Jun;40(6):520-7. doi: 10.1007/s00132-011-1755-0. Review. German. PubMed PMID: 21607539.

8: Nell M, Burgkart RH, Gradl G, von Eisenhart-Rothe R, Schaeffeler C, Trappe D, da Costa CP, Gradinger R, Kirchhoff C. Primary extrahepatic alveolar echinococcosis of the lumbar spine and the psoas muscle. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2011 Apr 15;10:13. doi: 10.1186/1476-0711-10-13. PubMed PMID: 21496254; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3096593.

9: Kennedy JG, Brodsky AR, Gradl G, Bohne WH. Clinical tip: a novel method of cartilage resection from the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Foot Ankle Int. 2006 Jun;27(6):469-71. PubMed PMID: 16764806.

10: Kollersbeck C, Walcher T, Gradl G, Genelin F. [Clinical experiences and dosage pattern in subcutaneous single-injection digital block technique]. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2004 Feb;36(1):64-6. German. PubMed PMID: 15083394.